Precious Achiuwa

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: SF PFFROM: Memphis
(Mali)
HT: 6-9WT: 223
BORN: 9/19/99YEAR: Fr.WING: 7-2 1/4REACH: 9-0

Draft Notes

Precious Achiuwa is a big wing/combo forward with elite level athletic ability. He’s got a strong frame with great length and explosive leaping ability. He has great coordination and body control. He can play the 4 position but his best NBA position will be as a big wing and he’s already showing that skill set.

Strengths

  • Positional size and athleticism for his size
  • Strength and coordination
  • Plays with intensity and hits the boards hard – gets a lot of second chance points off offensive rebounds
  • Above the rim ability – a great dunker who can finish with power
  • Has decent mechanics on his jumper and a smooth release out to college 3 and beyond (although outside shooting is not yet a strength)
  • Has good handles and ability to drive the ball to the rim – handles well in traffic
  • A high level shot blocker for his position
  • Defensive versatility – can guard 2-4

Weaknesses

  • Needs to work on his off hand dribble and finishing
  • Old for his class (born in 1999)
  • Forces shots, needs better shot selection 
  • Isn’t a great 3pt shooter at this point and struggles from the FT line (below 60%)

Comparisons

  • he moves like Tobias Harris, maybe even a little quicker than Tobias
  • but his skill set is more like early years’ Pascal Siakam

Draft Projection

lottery to mid first round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

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2020 Small Forwards

  1. Deni Avdija – 6-8 – Israel
  2. Patrick Williams – 6-8 – Florida State
  3. Issac Okoro – 6-6 – Auburn 
  4. Saddiq Bey – 6-8 – Villanova
  5. Aaron Nesmith – 6-6 – Vanderbilt
  6. Tyler Bey – 6-7 – Colorado
  7. Jaden McDaniels – 6-10 – Washington
  8. Leandro Bolmaro – 6-7 – Argentina
  9. Robert Woodard II – 6-7 – Miss. St.
  10. Jordan Nwora – 6-8 – Louisville
  11. Josh Hall – 6-9 – Moravian Prep
  12. Lamine Diane – 6-7 – Cal St. Northridge
  13. Aaron Henry – 6-6 – Michigan State
  14. Kahlil Whitney – 6-7 – USA